Cash is King ATM Solutions provides ATM Services for businesses and special events. Their services include cash vaulting, repair/maintenance, processing, sales, and leasing. Owned by Markho since 2008, we are excited to welcome the company to the Chamber community.
By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Zak Vassar, new President of the Toledo Symphony, attended his first symphony concert in Toledo at age 10. Now, 26 years later he has made a life in Toledo and is excited to give back to the community through his role with the Symphony.
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EPIC members enjoyed the Art Loop and a Social in downtown Toledo at Fleetwood's Tap Room. Socials are an opportunity for our members to connect with one another, while enjoying a local restaurant. Additionally, Socials are a great time for potential members to learn more about EPIC. View the photo gallery below. Our September Social will be at The Claddagh - Toledo. Register Today: http://www.epictoledo.com/epic-events/.
By: Colleen Kardasz, Director, Export Assistance Network
When I talk to other small business advisors, I often find myself discussing our reputation of sometimes “crushing dreams” or not understanding someone’s passion. When you meet with several hundred small businesses a year and around 20% of those businesses are pre-venture or in the planning stages of starting a business, as an advisor, you often find yourself telling people things they don’t want to hear. The millennial with no cash and no credit who wants to buy a historic building doesn’t want to hear about the $100,000 build out any more than the aspiring restaurateur wants to hear that she most likely won’t be able to open in six weeks like she had wanted given the amount of time it will take just for the inspection process. We as small business advisors do not want to crush anyone’s dreams we just think it is better that you as a potential business owner think through, plan and prepare for all the aspects of running a business. We want you to have a plan well before you’ve invested your time and money. What’s better for the individual and the community: ten businesses who open and close in their first year, or five business who take a little longer to open, but stay open year after year? We’ll keep breaking the hard news to people if it means that we are helping entrepreneurs be successful.
Sandy and Amanda Lieto, a mother-daughter duo, started a mobile painting company in 2013. They traveled around the Toledo area to different restaurants, pubs, and in-home parties. Their permanent Wine and Canvas location on Monroe Street opened in June of last year. Wine and Canvas is a painting party with cocktails! They walk their guests step-by-step through the painting that has been selected for the evening, while guests enjoy sipping on their favorite drinks.
CPBB Teams with Toledo Regional Chamber to Bring Priority Based Budgeting to the City of Toledo, Ohio
Written by CPBB Co-founder Chris Fabian
At the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB), we're constantly impressed and amazed at just how innovative local government communities can be. Through our concepts of Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting, we've partnered with communities to define exactly what the community is in business to achieve and then prioritize scarce resources (tax dollars) to meet those community results. This work has allowed over 120 cities, counties, school districts and special districts across North America to completely redefine their communities.
New Member Spotlight: Reynolds Senior Village
New Ownership: December 1, 2015
Location: 961 S Reynolds Rd. Toledo, Ohio
The Reynolds Senior Village Park was developed in 1974 and operated as a full age range park. In December of last year, Fred Treuhaft and Tony Falzone’s investment group took possession of the park and converted it to a 55+ community. Under their leadership, the park is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation to prepare for their Grand Re-Opening. Their goal is to provide a vibrant, friendly and safe community in South Toledo where older citizens can live comfortably and economically.
Three Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Members have been included on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Whitacre Logistics, The Douglas Company, and Bolt Express are all located in the Toledo Region.
Contributors: Tom Schaeffer, Black Cloister Brewing Company
Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Owners: Tom Schaeffer, Bob Hall, Mike Kennedy, Scott Biddle
Established: March 2015
Tom Schaeffer is a community oriented man. He had a vision for a brewery that not only made good beer, but was committed to making a positive contribution to the community. He shared this idea with a few friends and built the team of founders. Together, they decided to locate the business in downtown Toledo and to play a part in the revival that is taking place. Thus, Black Cloister was born.
Owner: Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS)
Established (in Toledo): 1992
Their motto is simple: The freedom you want … The peace of mind you deserve. Swan Creek Retirement Home strives to offer the highest quality of care to people in northwest Ohio. Swan Creek is owned and operated by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement services, Ohio’s largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services. Since 1922 the communities and programs of OPRS have defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Swan Creek is one of 12 sister communities throughout the State